This week at SCOTUS: The Solicitor General waived the right of the United States to respond to the three new cert petitions. There are now five active military justice cases at SCOTUS:

This week at CAAF: CAAF has finished hearing oral arguments for the term.

The court heard oral argument in 36 cases this term. Of those, only Salyer remains undecided.

This week at the ACCA: The Army CCA will hear oral argument in one case this week, on Wednesday, July 31, 2013:

United States v. Baca, No. 20100396

I. Whether the military judge abused his discretion in denying the defense request for mistrial based on the cumulative impact of the government expert’s repeated improper testimony commenting on the credibility of witnesses and asserting that SPC Baca had the requisite intent to commit murder.
II. Whether the military judge erred by denying defense challenges for cause against two members whose close relatives were shot to death and who therefore had an obvious emotional connection to the facts of this case and who gave qualified disclaimers of bias.

This week at the AFCCA: The Air Force CCA’s website shows no scheduled oral arguments.

This week at the CGCCA: The Coast Guard Trial Docket shows no scheduled oral arguments at the Coast Guard CCA.

This week at the NMCCA: The Navy-Marine Corps CCA’s website shows no scheduled oral arguments.

One Response to “This Week in Military Justice – July 28, 2013”

  1. AFJAGCAPT says:
    Coast Guard has joined the Air Force in establishing an SVC program. After LRM, other services to follow?